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Model of a boat being rowed

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This wooden boat model has six seated/kneeling rowers, a man standing at the prow, and a helmsman manning the stanchion for a steering oar at the stern. The skin of all figures is painted reddish brown, and they all wear white kilts and black wigs. Their eyes are detailed in white and black...

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From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length x width x height: 61 x 11 x 30 cm (24 x 4 5/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World